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I am sure everyone wants to know what I think. (YIKES)

Posted on 02/20/2012 12:11:03 PM PST by dt57

ok, guess this is what is called a vanity. Not sure because this is my first post. So give me a break ok? WE are now down to 4 candidates. Here is how I see it. There will be no surprizes for anyone who has read my posts.

1. Ron Paul. A true fiscal conservative that I would vote for in a heart beat if he had a clue about our enemies and how much they hate us and want to destroy us and our way of life.

2. Mitt Romney. All he has to offer is that he really, really, really wants to be President. Well, good for him. The problem is when that is your sole motivatiion, you will do anything to win. It is sickening. I can not vote of this man.

3. Rick Santorum. A good family man, and an above average Senator for PA. A true second tier candidate any field (except the one we have.) He is a fair communicator and fair debator. I will vote for him, if he is the one. Can he win, I doubt it.

4. Newt Gingrinch. A flawed candidate with a lot of (known) bagage. I happen to believe they all have past sins, it is just his are really out there to say the least. Newt can articulate the conservative message better than anyone since Ronald Reagan. I hope he wins.

5. A brokered or contested convention. This will insure an establishment republican. I know many say Rick and Newt will put their delegates together. I will have to see that to believe it.


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What goes in this box?
1 posted on 02/20/2012 12:11:03 PM PST by dt57
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To: dt57

IBTZ


2 posted on 02/20/2012 12:13:34 PM PST by T Minus Four
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To: dt57

Hope you got yer flame suit on, newbie.


3 posted on 02/20/2012 12:14:35 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: T Minus Four

not sure what this means. So let me have it.


4 posted on 02/20/2012 12:14:48 PM PST by dt57
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To: dt57

“Not sure because this is my first post.”

..your forum history counts more than 30. bzzzt


5 posted on 02/20/2012 12:15:26 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: dt57
What goes in this box?

Spellcheck.

6 posted on 02/20/2012 12:15:32 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: dt57

Actually, I agree with you. I will absolutely not vote for Romney.


7 posted on 02/20/2012 12:16:18 PM PST by dinodino
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To: the invisib1e hand

It is on, so why don’t you start. You got to learn somehow. And I guess if a 60 year old granfather of six, who has participated in politcal discussion for half a century can be a newbie, then that’s ok with me.


8 posted on 02/20/2012 12:16:28 PM PST by dt57
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To: dt57
What goes in this box?

Your opus.

Anyways....Welcome to FR. Try not to be a jerk. We got enough of them as is.

9 posted on 02/20/2012 12:16:53 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: dt57

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?


10 posted on 02/20/2012 12:17:10 PM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: dt57
The judges have reviewed your vanity...


11 posted on 02/20/2012 12:17:57 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: dt57

At this point I think it is as much about the playing field (and rules of the game) as it is about the players.

Does anybody know if there is a website out there that lays out which states are proportional and which have other rules? Thanks.


12 posted on 02/20/2012 12:19:45 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: Tijeras_Slim

cute, and higher than I thought.


13 posted on 02/20/2012 12:19:59 PM PST by dt57
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To: max americana

Senior moment?


14 posted on 02/20/2012 12:20:42 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: dt57

That’s the spirit!


15 posted on 02/20/2012 12:21:27 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: dt57

16 posted on 02/20/2012 12:23:16 PM PST by T Minus Four
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To: the invisib1e hand; dt57

Other than a newbie posting a vanity (which, btw, dt57, is generally frowned upon around here—welcome to FR!), I don’t see much flameworthy here. A lot of us here have qualms about all the candidates. Paul is the crazy uncle who’s right where he’s right and WAY wrong where he’s wrong. Santorum is a strong social conservative but potentially vulnerable on some fiscal issues and is getting (wrongly) slaughtered in the liberal media as they continually misinterpret his social stands intentionally. Gingrich is sort of the opposite, his past leaves him weaker with socons but he’s smart and has the best plan of the four fiscally. And Romney is a used car salesman that none of us trust.

Of the four, I’d pick Gingrich first and Santorum second, which is what it sounds like dt57 said. I don’t see where that’s very far off the bulk of the opinions I’ve seen flying around here the past couple months.

}:-)4


17 posted on 02/20/2012 12:23:39 PM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Tijeras_Slim
mebbe we gots a winner here.

I figure if they can survive your insults first time out, they might be a keeper.

18 posted on 02/20/2012 12:25:01 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: dt57
What goes in this box?

Your bank account and routing number.

19 posted on 02/20/2012 12:26:07 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: dt57

A good post well expressing the perspective of nearly every American conservative with which I’ve discussed the issues.


20 posted on 02/20/2012 12:26:28 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: dt57
ok, guess this is what is called a vanity.

Begin sentences with a capital letter.

There will be no surprizes

That's "surprises".

He is a fair communicator and fair debator.

That's "debater".

Now, here we have a logic flaw. You said:

Not sure because this is my first post.

If this is your first post, then how can you explain this:

There will be no surprizes for anyone who has read my posts.

Overall, I'd have to give you a failing grade based on quality and logic.

Welcome to Free Republic.

21 posted on 02/20/2012 12:26:51 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: dt57
Not sure because this is my first post.

Snip

There will be no surprizes for anyone who has read my posts.

Confused?

22 posted on 02/20/2012 12:27:04 PM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: All; dt57

dt57 may be a newbie, but he’s not a hit-and-run newbie - posting and never replying.

So try and show a little respect for the new guy!

You’re right in that the field has it’s problems right now, BUT...

Any one of those men is ten times the candidate Obama is. Just compare them to him and you’ll being feeling a lot better.


23 posted on 02/20/2012 12:27:45 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I am too old to care about insults. And I know I can’t spell or type, so what. I just don’t know what 30 means. It seems to be a big deal. And I won’t post again for a couple of years, but it is ok. My feet are wet.


24 posted on 02/20/2012 12:28:00 PM PST by dt57
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To: dt57

IBTZ = In Before the Zot

“Zot” being another word for banning, here.


25 posted on 02/20/2012 12:29:06 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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Not sure because this is my first post. -- dt57

Bald faced lies within two sentences with more than 25 prior posts. Typical and predictable.

26 posted on 02/20/2012 12:30:12 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: humblegunner

I’m guessing he meant this was his first vanity. He ought to have said so if this was the case, true, but he’ll pick up on the terms around here soon enough, I warrant. :-)


27 posted on 02/20/2012 12:31:46 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: bolobaby

I really don’t expect any respect. I have several professional accomplishments (I know with this spelling and grammer could believe that!) Well, I do. I have been through many rituals and initiations so have fun at my expense. I do care, but not a whole lot. :)


28 posted on 02/20/2012 12:32:11 PM PST by dt57
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To: Navy Patriot

Bank account: BR937
Routing number: 1234567


29 posted on 02/20/2012 12:34:56 PM PST by dt57
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To: humblegunner

On the bright side, he’s not pimping a blog.


30 posted on 02/20/2012 12:35:32 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Moose4

I’d rather see 50 newbie spam posts than one more freepathon spam post.

But, that’s just me.


31 posted on 02/20/2012 12:35:32 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: dt57
Give me a break, OK?

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No "breaks" for noobs or trolls...

DANGER_FOOLED

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IBTZ

32 posted on 02/20/2012 12:36:35 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: dt57
What goes in this box?

Still a virgin, sweetheart?

33 posted on 02/20/2012 12:38:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dt57
Ok, you can have the Secret Handshake...


34 posted on 02/20/2012 12:39:27 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: dt57
Bank account: BR937


35 posted on 02/20/2012 12:40:13 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Revolting cat!

sorry, no, but sometimes I feel like one.


36 posted on 02/20/2012 12:40:16 PM PST by dt57
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I second that emotion.

And to the IBTZ’ers - go pound sand...


37 posted on 02/20/2012 12:40:59 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: pyx; dt57
Not sure because this is my first post. -- dt57

Bald faced lies within two sentences with more than 25 prior posts. Typical and predictable.

pyx, given that your profile states: ... I've been here since 1998. I preferred the old FreeRepublic. This newer one is a bit meaner and less friendly.

I'd say you've become infected by the "mean and unfriendly" bug yourself.

dt57 ... welcome aboard.

38 posted on 02/20/2012 12:41:12 PM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: dt57

welcome. I don’t think I’ve ever posted a vanity, and I have successfully posted only 1 article. I just read, learn, and comment (hopefully in that order). There are many “wise guys” around here, but also some genuinely wise men and women.


39 posted on 02/20/2012 12:42:36 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: re_nortex

ok, you got me. I got the numbers wrong. The only thing anyone could have against me (other than being a mindless noobie and illiterat) is I voted for George McGovern, but I was in college and smoking pot. Since then I got a haircut, shaved and got serious about life. That is why I am here on this website.


40 posted on 02/20/2012 12:43:55 PM PST by dt57
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On the bright side, he’s not pimping a blog.

Praise the Lord.

41 posted on 02/20/2012 12:44:54 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: dt57

Thought we had a zot coming but he really didn’t say much.
No Paul, no Romney, maybe Rick and yes Newt.
Should we all make a vanity?/s


42 posted on 02/20/2012 12:45:54 PM PST by FishinTX (Barak Obama HATES you.)
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To: dt57
Mitt Romney. All he has to offer is that he really, really, really wants to be President. Well, good for him. The problem is when that is your sole motivatiion, you will do anything to win. It is sickening. I can not vote of this man.

The problem with not voting is, by proxy you vote for Barry.

43 posted on 02/20/2012 12:46:10 PM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: dt57
Didn't see anything I'd disagree with Big Guy..

But compared the more established Freepers, I'm a Newbie too.

44 posted on 02/20/2012 12:46:18 PM PST by Chainmail
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Hey! Why you...you...stinky-doody! Who you callin’ a jerk??


45 posted on 02/20/2012 12:47:42 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Chainmail

As I recall, you had a “friendly” reception as well. Glad you’re still here.


46 posted on 02/20/2012 12:49:56 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: dt57

“— 30 —” was (is?) put after the text on the old wire service reports to indicate “End of Story.”


47 posted on 02/20/2012 12:51:04 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: dt57
What's wrong with McGovern?

Other than lousy tastes in chauffeurs.

48 posted on 02/20/2012 12:51:35 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: dt57

I want to Newt to win as well, the thing is Santorum is gaining all this momentum, the problem is, independents will never go for him because of his social issues. Is he the best candidate for a true conservative leader, will he lose against Obama if he’s the man, most definitely. Newt on the other hand can win.

The Washington Elite in the GOP (aka our enemies) are desperately looking for someone stupid enough to get into the race at this time since Romney (aka status quo) is looking vunerable.

It could be a bloody brokered convention, if it is, Newt will win it cause he’s most likely to defeat Obama.


49 posted on 02/20/2012 12:51:40 PM PST by Scythian
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To: dt57
The only thing anyone could have against me (other than being a mindless noobie and illiterat) is I voted for George McGovern, but I was in college and smoking pot.

I never smoked pot or did any form of drugs (and am still a non-drinker).

But, as was the case with you, I did something I still regret when I was in college back in the early 1960's: I joined the NAACP, attended the meetings and paid dues. The upside of that was that I was able to see firsthand what a racist, corrupt organization that Communist-friendly organization was. My dalliance with the NAACP was short-lived and I returned to my Christian Conservative roots, actively campaigning for and supporting Barry Goldwater in 1964.

That brief amount of time as a card-carrying member of the vile NAACP was my one liberal act of youthful rebellion. It was an eye-opening experience but I still hate that some of may dollars went to support that evil outfit circa 1962.

50 posted on 02/20/2012 12:51:51 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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